Personal (yet public) Pep Talk

Monday, February 21, 2011

Okay, whoa. What's going on here? I'm still hanging on to the wagon, but one more bump and I will have fallen off. When did this happen?
Let's recap the last few months...

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Sept '10 - started slow, not even focused on weight yet, just walking a mile here and there on the treadmill.

Oct '10 - bought workout DVDs to do and increased frequency of walks and they became more regular. Started DVDs mid-month.

Nov '10 - rockin&rollin' with treadmill and DVD workouts regularly, pounds dropping, inches melting off! Yay! Survived Thanksgiving :).

Dec '10 - early, doing great. Lost 15 lbs between Halloween and Christmas. Also killed my Dr. Pepper addiction ~ *WooHoo!* Then, mid-December I came to terms with the fact that my plantar fasciitis has returned :(. I bought new shoes and tried to cut back a bit on my walking so as not to worsen the injury. Then came Christmas. This is the time of year that is most sentimental to me. So many comfort foods... need I say more? Then on top of that, we were out of town and had frequent visits from company for Christmas and New Years, which I know is typical of this time of year. My workouts slacked and so did my healthy eating and logging. Ugh.

Jan '11 - still slipping. Workouts have slid from minimum of 3-4 x week to maybe once. Stopped logging. Feet killing me when I get out of bed from PF. End of January - Grampa passed away and more time out of town. Amazingly, weight maintaining.

Feb '11 - here we are. First part of this month was bad. Eating is still not as healthy as it could be, but this is my 4th day in a row working out. So, if I can just keep this up I can get back in the groove. Need to clean up my diet again and the more I workout the more I will want to. I know that.

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Take it one day at a time and keep measuring, logging, and remembering why I'm doing this.

I've come this far to 15 pounds. I still have about 45 to lose and possibly a couple pounds to lose again. I'm trying not to see it this way though. I have 5 to lose. Then another 5 after that... and so on until my goal.

I can NOT get to this point and stop like I always tend to do. I HAVE to get back to eating smarter and exercising more regularly. I have to get back to SparkPeople more often again to log and do my challenges as I should.

My daughter is 9 months old now and I have set a goal for myself that by the time she is able to eat everything my husband and I do, I want to have a firm grasp on cooking and eating healthy so she will be this way from the start.

...Oh LORD help me do this.
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  • MARIE625
    I feel for you with the PF. That's miserable! I assume you know about using a roller ball to massage your foot. Try replacing the roller ball with a frozen can from your pantry. I like to use canned beans - less liquid to freeze, expand & split the can. By using the frozen can, you get the double whammy of massage & ice. You can also use a frozen water bottle, but my experience was that the water bottle will crack easily & leak all over the place. The can works great. Best tip I ever got for PF. Good luck!
    3733 days ago
    you can do it
    3733 days ago
    One step at a time will move you closer to your goal. Keep it up!

    3733 days ago
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